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PeterB
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1 of 7  Mon 13th May 2019 9:56pm  
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DEFRA (Dept. Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) have issued a Direction to Coventry City Council instructing them to create a Clean Air Charging Zone in Coventry. Based on the council's Air Quality Action Plan this will cover an area roughly within 1 mile of the city centre and Foleshill as far as the Ribbon Island (Phoenix Way). All vehicles entering the Zone that do not meet emissions standards will have to pay a daily charge of £12.50 (£100 for HGV & buses). The council are also required to carry out the "Holyhead Road" improvements. This includes closing Coundon Level Crossing and restricting peak traffic on the Holyhead Road. The order was made on 25th March, but only published last Thursday (9th May). The Zone is likely to come into effect in 2020. To avoid the charge petrol engines need to be EUR4 compliant (2006 or later) and diesel engines EUR6 (Sept 2015 or later). Some vehicles from before these dates may also be compliant. Peter.
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NeilsYard
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2 of 7  Tue 14th May 2019 10:30am  
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I agree with the sentiment but I have no idea how they are going to be able to enforce that, least of all citizens being able to conduct their BAU needs. The problem with Cov is the city has outgrown the noose that is the Ring Road and this is forcing the congestion in central areas. It'll be absolute chaos.
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Helen F
Warrington
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3 of 7  Tue 14th May 2019 12:10pm  
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Just in time to kill the City of Culture as people decide not to risk paying extra or work out if they're compliant or not.
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Not Local
Bedworth
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4 of 7  Tue 14th May 2019 12:23pm  
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This charging zone will stop the many people who still own older cars from driving into the city centre. In an ideal world they will all start using the bus or the train but the reality is that many will still want to use their cars so will go in increasing numbers to places like Tamworth, Leamington, and Rugby where they can find the same shops and businesses as in Coventry.
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Greg
Coventry
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5 of 7  Tue 14th May 2019 5:49pm  
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Never mind vehicles, the powers that be should be checking on the emissions from wood burning stoves. It is obvious, at times, that some people are flouting the law and burning any old rubbish.
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Greg
Coventry
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6 of 7  Tue 14th May 2019 6:51pm  
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On 14th May 2019 10:30am, NeilsYard said: I agree with the sentiment but I have no idea how they are going to be able to enforce that, least of all citizens being able to conduct their BAU needs. The problem with Cov is the city has outgrown the noose that is the Ring Road and this is forcing the congestion in central areas. It'll be absolute chaos.
More cameras and letters through the door, I expect.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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7 of 7  Thu 16th May 2019 6:49pm  
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Today seems an especially bad day in the Burges, a vast accumulation of traffic, rivers of cars pass by, dashing along here, stalling there, petrol fumes stifling, tides of people come and go. Here history lies below the tram lines. An old woman rattles off a chain of coughing, men walk by wheezing and coughing but still smoking. I search three department stores for a fog mask without success. I think I will live for now, with the wind in my cheeks and my eyes looking for new places. The following day's papers claim 4,000 people died in London in that one year from smog, have no idea in Coventry. 1952.
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